Active Shooter and Situational Awareness Training Offered in Memory of Firefighter Garrett W. Loomis

– After a two-year break because of COVID-19, organizers will be holding the 9th Annual Garrett W. Loomis Educational Seminar on April 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. This is being offered for firefighters and other emergency responders this spring in Northern New York at no cost to participants. READ


Natchez Rhythm Club Fire

Safety INsight: Natchez Rhythm Club Fire

– The Natchez Rhythm Club fire was the second deadliest building fire in the U.S. when it took 209 lives in 1940. Of course it made headlines, but it faded quickly from the spotlight. It’s a major disaster most people have never heard about. The case has been made it has been overlooked because the fire occurred in a Black community in the deep South. Still, future fire protection engineers are now learning from this tragedy. This episode of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Safety INsight looks closely at important lessons still relevant 82 years later. READ


Research Agenda Symposium 4 Report

National Fire Service Research Agenda Report Released

– Researchers and fire service practitioners met virtually last year for the 4th National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium resulting in the National Fire Service Research Agenda Report with nearly 300 recommendations.  READ


National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 Postponed

National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 Postponed

– The National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 Planning Committee has postponed the Summit due to the current impact of the coronavirus pandemic on fire departments across the country. A new date for the Summit will be announced in the upcoming weeks. READ


Lithium-Ion Battery ESS

FSRI Releases New Online Training – Fire Service Considerations with Lithium-Ion Battery ESS

– This online course focuses on a deflagration incident at a lithium-ion battery energy storage system facility in Surprise, Arizona. We will share our analysis and recommendations to improve codes, standards, and emergency response training to protect first responders, maintenance personnel, and nearby communities. READ


Fire Hero Learning Network

Fire Hero Learning Network Reaches New Milestone

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is excited to announce that the Foundation’s online learning platform, the Fire Hero Learning Network (FHLN), has reached a milestone of over 130,000 registered users.  READ


NCOAA Partnership

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Partners with the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association

– The Online Governmental Committee Vote will take place October 15, 2021, through November 1, 2021. If you or your agency possess ICC voting privileges, please review the final proposals and vote in support of these proposals. Doing so will reduce risk to the public and firefighters. READ


Lesson learned on the 20th Anniversary of 9-11: Frontline workers need long-term investments in mental health support

– Twenty years later, I still remember what trauma looked like etched on the faces of firefighters at the World Trade Center site when a team from the NFFF and I arrived on scene September 12, 2001. It’s not something you can ever forget. READ


9/11 20 Years Later

– The 9/11 20 Years Later delivers a powerful and inspiring message of resilience through the words of those who were there, those who lived through and participated in the department’s rebuilding, and those who carry on the department’s highest tradition of commitment to service. READ


After the Fire Podcast – Episode 9

– In the third episode of this three-part series on the FDNY Father's Day Fire, we are joined by the wives of Lieutenant John Downing, Firefighter Brian Fahey, and Firefighter Harry Ford.  READ